Esther 2:2 (ESV)

2 Then the king’s young men who attended him said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought out for the king.

It is easy to imagine that the king’s personal attendants would suffer the consequences of his annoyance. In any case, they soon noticed his despondency and realized that something had to be done, before things got worse for them, or before the king would go as far even as to retract his decree.